Chappell, Emily,

What goes around : a London cycle courier's story / Emily Chappell. - x, 310 pages ; 22 cm

Emily Chappell never meant to be a cycle courier. She planned to earn her living using her mind rather than her legs. She thought it would be a useful stopgap while searching for a real job. Today, six years on, she is still pedalling. As she flies through the streets of the capital, dancing with the traffic, Chappell records the pain and pleasure-both mental and physical, of life on wheels : the hurtling, dangerous missions; the ebb and flow of seasonal work ; the moments of fear and freedom, anger and exhaustion ; the camaraderie of the courier tribe and its idiosyncratic characters ; the conflict and harmony between bicycle and road, body and mind. At the same time it is a hymn to London; its changing skyline, its chaos and interconnectedness.

9781783350544 (pbk.)


Chappell, Emily--Travel--England--London.

Bicycle messengers--England--London.

HE9756.G7 / C48 2016

388.3472092 CHA / 010058
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